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Friday, October 14, 2011

Sister Wives and a Mini Update

I am really behind on this one. I don't know what it is about this show that draws me in and makes me care but I do. I felt bad for Hunter and clearly he is spiraling into a depression. I hope they stay on top of that. He seems like a sweet kid that is just having the toughest time adjusting to all the changes. The other kids seem to roll with the changes and I am most impressed with the oldest son of Janelle and Kody. When so many teenagers resist their parents, he seems to trust his. He also seems to be a big hit with the girls so maybe that is helping. When Mariah cried after finding out that Robyn was expecting because she was sad for her mom who has wanted another baby, it made me tear up. I really want Meri's story to end like mine and have a surprise miracle. See, it is a show and I am moved to pray for someone in it to have a baby. What is that? It is so interesting to me that some of the wives are liking being away from the big family. Leo sometimes watches it with me and I know what he is thinking when he scoffs at it: Having one wife is hard enough, 4 would probably kill him. I am fascinated by this lifestyle and sure, it would be nice to have other wives/moms to share the responsibility around here and maybe they would find Leo's laid back way of opening mail and paying bills, his way of fixing things around the house or love of all things sports adorable while I am getting a little tired of it but...I can't imagine sharing him and I would never be okay with coming in less than first in my husband's heart and mind. You can see that they are going to show the women struggle with that and I think it is going to be interesting to see how they get past it or if they do.  I watched the episode where they were each furnishing a new room and wondered the whole time, how can he afford that many families and enough cars for everyone to fit in or his own little sports car? I only have one family and we never seem to have the money to overhaul an entire room. Believe me, I have been trying for the last two years and I am I'm sure the show is paying them but Janelle seems really concerned about money all the time. Christine having a hard time makes the show more real. It would make sense for that to happen and I think it is either brave or stupid to let that play out on TV. Brave because they could end up like Kate and Jon or stupid for the same reason. I did laugh a little at how Kody was having to run from house to house looking for pants and tools. I wonder he wants them all in the same house and Meri...she is pulling away from everything. She likes living far. She doesn't want to commit to a family business because she wants to do her own thing. It is so interesting.

The other thing I can't imagine is having all the human emotions and feelings, raising my kids and working at my marriage through the ups and downs that all marriages have all on camera for the world to see. I'm glad it is them and not me and I will be glued to the TV to see it all played out.

Mini Update on The House Where Things Go to Break

The washing machine is fixed (that is a blog post all by itself with the story of the repair guy). Leo has caught two mice, went one day with no mouse in the trap and then last night Nico saw another one which Leo caught this morning. I am completely skeeved out by it and am calling an exterminator (I win but this was one that I would have been happy to not be in at all). Anyone have a trustworthy one? The new microwave is being installed on Wednesday. The printer and my computer are next or so I am told. See, the blog is a little like magic. You put things in writing and all of a sudden, they get done.

Random thoughts for the day:

People do what they want to do. People will go to great lengths in order to believe what they want.


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